RCMP were called to the parking lot behind the Nora Building on Alfred Avenue after receiving reports that the windows in some vehicles had been smashed. Speaking to two callers at the scene, police said that it was suspected that the gates were not locked as they should have been. The gate is supposed to be locked from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. A 1996 green Ford pickup had the driver’s window smashed and the ignition punched. Tas well as a blue 206 Ford F150 and a blue 2007 Toyota Camry. A fourth vehicle, a 2008 Ford F250, had the tailgate dropped and the covered box rummaged through. Police are looking for any witnesses to the incident, which likely occurred between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 250-847-3233, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
At around 3:30 a.m., the RCMP were called to a domestic assault in front of a home on Cottonwood Street. A witness alleged that a man was yelling at his girlfriend and dragged her across the yard by her leg, then left her outside with no coat or shoes. Police found the woman across the street at a neighbour’s house, and while upset declined medical assistance. A 30-year-old male was arrested for assault but was later released pending approval of charges. The police are continuing to investigate the matter and anyone with information is asked to contact them.
Police were called to another possible domestic assault in Moricetown. Police arrived to the home to find a woman with extensive bruising on her neck and was transported to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital. It is alleged that the woman was strangled and punched once in the ribs by a man who may have been her boyfriend. The 21-year-old suspect was later found and initially attempted to lie about his identity. Alcohol is suspected to be factor in the incident and the man was arrested. RCMP have forwarded several recommendations for charges to the Crown including assault causing bodily harm and obstructing a peace officer.
Someone called the RCMP reporting that a black Cavalier had blown through a stop sign and hit a ditch at Slack Road and Proctor Road. Police found the vehicle in the ditch when they arrived but nobody was on the scene. The road at the scene was icy with snow on top, but the intersection was heavily sanded, police noted. The driver eventually returned to the scene where police handed out a violation ticket for speeding relative to conditions.
Also on Dec. 7, police were called to a break and enter on Laidlaw Road. A witness said he saw a person known to him break into the home around 3 p.m. Police returned to the home when the homeowner did and the woman found that her XBox gaming console was missing. The suspect came in through a sliding door. A 23-year-old suspect, who lived nearby, was arrested by police and was released pending approval of charges.